The Jenguin Pennings

  • Title: The Jenguin Pennings
  • Author: Paul Jennings
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
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    About Paul Jennings

    1. Jennings served in the Royal Signals during the Second World War In 1943 his piece Moses was a Sanitary Officer was published in Lilliput magazine Freelance work for Punch and The Spectator soon followed Leaving the army with the rank of Lieutenant, he briefly worked as a scriptwriter for the Central Office of Information and then spent two years as an advertising copywriter throughout this period his freelance work continued to be published.In 1949 he joined The Observer, contributing a fortnightly column entitled Oddly Enough until 1966 After leaving The Observer, he continued to write until his death, mainly seeing print in Punch, The Times and the Telegraph magazine.


    1. seems to think this is the Paul Jennings who is an Australian short-story writer. No, it is the English Paul Jennings, the one who started publishing humorous articles in "The Observer" back about 1950. This is an excellent selection from his earlier collections, and includes 'Report on Resistentialism', one of the classics of philosophical humour.


    2. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. My big brother (who has a lot of answer for) lent it me in the '70s when I was a child and I found it funny then and still do now. Paul Jennings was erudite, clever, very witty and a decent tenor in the Philharmonia Chorus in the 80s to boot. The flights of fancy from a slight phrase or thought are brilliant. The reference to Wind in the Willows in, I think, Flautists Flaunt Afflatus is a perfect example of pathos and beauty that still brings a [...]


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